Matt dives in

No, our park president isn’t joining our Dive! team; but when needed to help with our Christmas tree lights, he certainly dove right in:

It didn’t take long before Matt had all the cords from the lights on the Christmas tree figured out.

Matt dives in, under the Christmas tree

We open on Saturday – hope to see you then!

Move over, dummies …

Well, we finally gave the test dummies the boot – as several members of our staff got to ride The Voyage this afternoon.

Our park president’s reaction?

And whom do we thank for their many frigid hours of winter work to get our Voyage in ship shape?

Holiday World's Coaster Cats

We open for the season on Saturday! We hope you’ll join us – be sure to post here what sort of Voyage you enjoyed during your visit.


Mayflower sets sail from … Wichita?

That’s right.

The original Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England.

Our Mayflower is heading this way over the next two days by way of Wichita, Kansas.

The good folks at Chance Rides were kind enough to snap some photos for us as they packed up the physical supports and sent them to Santa Claus.

Indiana, that is.

… although it does sort of feel like Christmas around here.

Mayflower - leaving Kansas

Lots of lightbulbs along the sides – can’t wait to see Mayflower after dark!

Mayflower - leaving Kansas

It all fits together so well.

Sort of a … Mayflower compact, right?

Mayflower - leaving Kansas

And here’s that proud emblem, showing the name of our ship.

Mayflower - leaving Kansas

Something else I just found out: If you prefer to sit in the middle of the ship (for a milder experience) or toward one of the ends (for that sea-tossed experience), you will have that choice.

Here’s a view from the lift hill of The Voyage:

Mayflower-from-Voyage (construction)

This next week will be exciting as we get our ship together and set sail for Opening Day, May 3.!

Rain by the half-foot

Did you get a lot of rain this week? Mother Nature power-washed the park for us!

No flooding here – despite six inches of rain yesterday; just a few swollen creek banks.

Any day now the trees will start leafing out, bringing so much color and beauty back to the park following this long, grey winter. Hope to see you soon!

But will they help you grow?

Hoping there’s still time to add this to the menu at Plymouth Rock Cafe!